Mods / Alternative Glider Implementation

Category: #Tweak
Author: Rangelost
Side: Both
Created: Jun 6th at 8:34 PM
Last modified: Aug 16th at 12:04 AM
Downloads: 839
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Latest file for v1.18.8: 1-click install

This is a simple mod with the objective of applying retro game design to the glider.

Note: The author is on indefinite break. If you would like to continue this mod, feel free to use the included source code.

This mod changes the following:

  • Disables pitch affecting glide direction;
  • Displays a new Glide Power bar when the glider is active, which can be hidden in the config file;
  • While gliding:
    • Glide Power increases forward speed and decreases downward speed;
    • Holding the Walk forward key causes the player to dive;
      • While diving, the player's downward speed increases;
      • Downward speed is converted to Glide Power, up to a set conversion threshold;
    • Holding the Walk backward key causes the player to brake;
      • While braking, Glide Power, forward speed and downward speed all rapidly decrease;
      • Breaking with a large amount of forward speed causes lift.


Upon running the mod, an altgliderimplementation.json config file will be created or updated in the game's ModConfig directory. The available options are:

  • show_bar: true to show the Glide Power bar, otherwise false;
  • sneak_to_dive: true to use Sneak (instead of Walk forward) to dive, otherwise false;
  • jump_to_brake: true to use Jump (instead of Walk backward) to brake, otherwise false;
  • glide_while_climbing: true to allow gliding while climbing, otherwise false.


Note: Due to client-side dependencies, this mod may cause minor jittering in multiplayer when another player is climbing or gliding.

Version For Game version Downloads Release date Changelog Download 1-click mod install*
v1.1.3 299 Aug 16th at 12:04 AM Show Install now
v1.1.2 330 Jun 16th at 2:28 AM Show Install now
v1.1.1 89 Jun 11th at 7:33 AM Show Install now
v1.1.0 80 Jun 8th at 11:52 PM Show Install now
v1.0.0 41 Jun 6th at 8:34 PM Show Install now

4 Comments (oldest first | newest first)

💬 ilm, Sep 3rd at 10:54 AM

altgliderimplementation.json file not created. OS: Win10.

💬 ilm, Sep 3rd at 10:53 AM
💬 Jaarl, Jun 11th at 4:08 PM

This mod makes gliders so much more useful. Thanks!

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